Welcome to my garden! My name is Lilibet and I’m excited to show you around.
I began gardening almost 4 years ago when I was in college. I lived in a dorm, but that didn’t stop me! I quickly learned that you can garden almost anywhere as long as you have the right tools and some creativity.
Here are some photos of my first plant babies. ^_^
I also had a tiny ivy (not pictured) and a small lucky bamboo plant (not pictured). They made my dorm room so much happier and helped me get through college.
Then I moved, down south, to an entirely new planting zone (7-8). I left Indiana (6) and Illinois (5-6) for the much warmer weather of Georgia. I also adopted a cat. Which meant I had to keep my plants safe from my cat (or vice versa).
There was this beautiful tree out by the entrance to our apartment (did I mention I also love trees?!)
I didn’t take many photos (if any?!) of my plants at my first apartment, but once I moved again, I had gotten to the point where I had over 25 plants.
I even bought a cute little tree wall hanging to put behind it. It felt like my own little piece of heaven. I had spider plant, pothos, lucky bamboo, aloe, peperomia, calanchoe, etc.
I even grew this beauty in honor of my Grandma (still alive). She always had bleeding hearts in her garden when I was little, and it stuck out to me.
I moved some of my plants out on the apartment balcony whenever the weather was warm enough. Sometimes Rory would come out and help me garden.
Then I went and rescued another cat, haha, ooooooops!!
And then I discovered succulents. :O And succulent leaf propagation (which is AMAZING). And I was even more plant ‘hooked’.
Inbetween caring for my cats, plants, and my relationship with my fiancé, I also found time to photograph local trees, flowers, and nature whenever I was out and about. And when Halloween rolled around, I did a butterfly themed ‘Trunk or Treat’.
A friend recommended I check out a local plant nursery. I spent the first fifteen minutes walking around the nursery with my jaw dropped. It was the most beautiful store I had ever seen! I started working there a couple months later.
I did a count two months ago and I had over 100 indoor houseplants.
I’m going to do another count in the next week or two and update you because I’ve bought at least 30+ plants since that count. My fiancé tells me our bedroom looks like a jungle. I think it looks like heaven. 🙂
This blog (and the corresponding YouTube channel) will share all sorts of plant related things – general info, my personal plant projects, tutorials, horticulture info (as I study for my GA Plant Professional license), my plant failures (yes, I do lose plants), and everything else you can think of. I hope you’ll come join me and have fun with me as we get our hands dirty and learn how to keep things alive.